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defeated. >> thank you for that. >> we had detailed history of the revolution, the boston tea party and so on and when the american civil war, we knew almost everything about that, the battle of antietam and gettysburg and so one. and when i came here, in 1957, i knew a lot more about the revolution in the civil war than the colleagues here, students and academics. but we never heard a word about the war of 1812. it was not mentioned and it was not in the history. any idea why that could be? >> there was quite a comprehensive education on the american revolution and the american civil war but almost nothing whatsoever on on the war of 1812 and why might that be? well the british i think did not tend to regard the american war of 1812 is it particularly -- effect at all. for the british this was just one small kind of sideshow in the midst of a global war. so for them, the war of 1812 as important as the one happening on the european continent and around the globe, not the one that is happening in north america. that might have something to do with what was taught in australia. .. the briti
to read part of the apology she issued to a newspaper in boston. here is the quote. we never meant any disrespect to any of the people nationwide who served this country and defended our freedom so valiantly. in an internet world when thousands demand you lose your job. are there protects of free speech here. there are a lot of people who don't like what she did, but she may say, i'm an american, i have the right to say what i like. >> she does. and the company has the right to fire her. remember, its employment at will. also, a lot of companies ask their employees to comport themselves in a particular manner of respect, and in a manner that kind of espouses the views of that company. she was on a company trip when she did this. so the employer does have the right to react in this manner. and, of course, as i said before, she can sue them. i don't know how -- what the likelihood of success will be if she does so. >> we heard from the woman who is in the photograph, i want to read you something that came from the company. stone's former employer, nonprofit that serves adults that have d
takes command of the continental army he goes to boston and sees black men with guns and knows he's not going to build a self this to his brethren south carolina and georgia. he stops that. eventually he changed his mind when he needed more bodies and his army peer we always have to weigh these things. they are not black-and-white issues. he was a man of his time, part of the society utterly dependent on slavery and knew he was not going to change the minds of his fellow slaveholders. we point to these founding fathers and genuinely with admiration. but this was clearly where they did not see the great conflagration that was coming. how still out c. davis is the author on "in depth" on booktv on c-span 2. a better after we have with some questions have been preapproval shape as now. we have an hour and half program. we'll be right back. >> host: and we're back live with kenneth davis, author and historian in new york city. this is booktv on c-span 2. mr. davis come you say when it comes to your career, your writing career that she give a lot of credit to join davis. who is that? >
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